US Gabby Petito disappearance: Brian Laundrie home in Florida will be site of another protest Friday
Brian Laundrie's Sister Says She Loves Gabby Petito as Protests Target Her Parents' Home
"She's like a sister and my children love her, and all I want is for her to come home safe and found and this to be just a big misunderstanding," Cassie Laundrie said.On Thursday, Cassie Laundrie, the sister of Brian Laundrie, appeared on Good Morning America for an exclusive interview following the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Her statement came after the missing woman's family begged the Laundries for more information regarding her disappearance.
Concerned parents in North Port, Fla., are set Friday to protest outside of the home of Brian Laundrie – the person of interest in– urging him to speak out and cooperate with investigators.
The demonstration planned for 5 p.m. local time comes as the family of the missing 22-year-old has made repeated pleas for Laundrie to reveal more information.
"We’re all trying to find the answer and the only person who knows it is sitting over in their house," Gabby Petito’s father, Joe, said on "Hannity" Thursday night. "You can’t have a more frustrating situation… Look where we are. Everyone’s sitting here trying to bring Gabby home and the only one who doesn’t care is the one who’s supposed to care about her the most."
Gabby Petito remains missing as authorities search vast wildlife reserve for fiancé
The family of Brian Laundrie, Petito's 23-year-old fiancé, told officers Friday that they haven’t seen him since Tuesday.Police named Laundrie a person of interest in Petito's disappearance, but he has refused to speak with police. No charges have been filed, and the case continues to be a missing persons case, police said.
Petito’s mother, father and stepparents said they have all tried to reach out to Laundrie’s parents multiple times but have not heard any response. Petito’s stepmother Tara Petito explained that Laundrie’s mother knew her son had already returned home by the time they were contacted.
"We’re asking everybody to continue looking because obviously the three people that live in that house just don’t care," Joe Petito said. "They can put whatever statement they want out. At the end of the day, they do not care. It’s as cold and as cruel as you can possibly be."
Laundrie’s sister, Cassie, toldthat she hasn’t been able to get in contact with her brother recently either.
Body found in Wyoming believed to be Gabrielle Petito
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a body discovered Sunday in Wyoming is believed to be Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito. The FBI said the body was found by law enforcement agents who had spent the past two days searching campgrounds. The cause of death not yet been determined, said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Jones. “Full forensic identification has not been completed to confirm 100% that we found Gabby, but her family has been notified,” Jones said. “This is an incredibly difficult time for (Petito’s) family and friends.”An attorney who has been acting as a spokesman for the Petito family could not be reached immediately for comment.
Video: New details involving disappearance of Gabby Petito (FOX News)
"I haven’t been able to talk to him. I wish I could talk to him," she said.
"Me and my family want Gabby to be found safe," Cassie Laundrie added. "She is like a sister and my children love her. All I want is for her to come home safe and sound and this to be just a big misunderstanding."
Demonstrators already, with one holding a sign saying "Truth always comes out!"
"We’re standing up for somebody who’s lost that's in our city, and we’re a big family in our city, in North Port. And we are definitely going to do whatever we can to help the family find this missing daughter," one protester told Fox News on Thursday.
Other protesters chanted outside the home, "Where's Gabby?"
Elsewhere in the neighborhood, a "Where is she?" was plastered onto a stop sign, according to a report.
Petito and Laundrie were traveling around the U.S. in a van when she disappeared.
Petito's last known location was Aug. 25 in Grand Teton National Park. Laundrie, meanwhile, drove back to the Florida Gulf Coast town of North Port, where their trip began, on Sept. 1, and the van was recovered by police at his family's home on Sept. 11.
Fox News’ Sara Ballou, Angelica Stabile and Paul Best contributed to this report.
Gabby Petito: Search for Brian Laundrie continues as FBI seeks out new evidence and authorities comb through 25,000 acres of swampland .
As authorities continue their second week of searching tens of thousands of acres of swampland for Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, they are also seeking out new evidence in the investigation. © North Port Police Department/AP In this photo provided by North Port Police Department, law enforcement officials conduct a search of the vast Carlton Reserve in the Sarasota, Fla., area for Brian Laundrie on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Laundrie is a person of interest in the disappearance of his girlfriend, Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito.